Registration Information


  • Registration will be open from November 10, 2013 until June 22, 2014
  • Deadline for early bird registration is March 31, 2014
    - Regular registration fee C$600.00
    - Student fee C$400.00.
  • From April 1, 2014 until June 22, 2014
    - Regular registration fee C$700.00
    - Student fee C$500.00 


Registration fees include

  • Welcome reception on Sunday, July 6, 2014
  • Five breakfasts (July 7 - 11, 2014)
  • Five luncheons (July 7 - 11, 2014)
  • Three dinners and entertainment (July 7, 8 and 10, 2014)
  • Refreshment breaks (July 7 - 11, 2014)
  • Conference kit includes: abstract book, name tag and more

If you will bring an accompanying person to Saskatoon we offer attendance to all evening events with dinners and one optional tour (priority given to already registered delegates' accompanying person and if tours are not already full) as well as the FunRun or FunWalk for a fee of $ 150.00, payable by credit card upon arrival at the registration desk on either Sunday evening (July 6, 2014) or Monday morning (July 7, 2014). Please send an email to indicating the first and last name of the accompanying person and requested optional tour on Wednesday afternoon (July 9, 2014).

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Letter of Invitation/Visa application

A personal letter of invitation will be sent to delegates who are required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (visitor visa; there is no separate application for business visitors) to enter Canada. Please contact Barbara at to request a letter of invitation the latest four months prior to the conference. Please make sure you register for the conference first, and indicate the invoice number, authors and title of your abstract to be considered for poster or oral presentation in order to receive an invitation letter.

The following information must be provided:

  • complete name as in passport
  • date of birth
  • the institution/company represented and the position
  • address and telephone number (both work and home)
  • travel dates

Please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at for further information whether you need to apply for a visa, the procedure and processing time. Applications have to be submitted to the Canadian visa office responsible for the country or region where you live.

Unfortunately, at this point the local organizers cannot provide any financial support toward expenses to attend the conference, such as registration, travel and hotel.   

  Global Horticulture Initiative
 Noble Foundation

Government of Saskatchewan  
Supporters in Kind 
Other Supporters 
 University of Saskatchewan Agriculture and BioResources